There are times where mistakes at work could be inevitable, which is why a nurse attorney can assure full assistance over such errors. Incomplete or inaccurate documentation is just one of the common mistakes an RN or an LVN commits.
Unfortunately, there are some professional nurses who do not take their jobs seriously. Most often than not, they commit acts that would place themselves in a compromising situation. What is even worse is that in the process of being negligent, they also start to place the lives of their patients in danger. As a result, these professionals are subjected to several complaints before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN at a pediatric home health services provider in Midland, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) months.
On or about October 7, 2019, while employed as an RN at a pediatric home health services provider in Midland, Texas, RN failed to verify the contents in a small cup before inappropriately allowing a patient to drink the cup’s contents through a straw. RN was unaware that the cup contained hydrogen peroxide, and according to the physician’s orders, the patient was not supposed to ingest anything in my mouth. Within a few minutes, the patient’s mother realized the error and took the patient to a local emergency room, where the patient was treated with poison control methods and discharged later that day with no injuries. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from adverse effects of swallowing and/or breathing in hydrogen peroxide solution, including possible tissue burns.
In response to the above incident, RN states it was her second day caring for the patient and that the patient nodded yes when she picked up his water container, which she gave to him. RN relates she told the patient’s mother that she gave him water from the container and the mother said it was mouthwash. RN states the hydrogen peroxide solution was not in its original container.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B)&(1)(C) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. Her RN license was subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled Texas nurse attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
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